Exception: if the collective noun is not used as a unit, but for different individuals or things, it takes a verb in the plural. Example: Mathematics is an easy subject for some people. Other words in this category are: economy, mumps, measles, rupees, news, politics, statistics, civic education, etc. The non-made pronoun can be either singular or plural; It doesn`t matter if you use a singular or a plural plate, unless something else in the sentence determines its number. If none of them are considered a meaning, we can choose a plural verb, as in “No engine works”, but if something else pushes us not to consider any meaning as one, we want a singular verb, as in “None of the food is broken”. Rule 3: Two singular subjects, which are connected by or, or not, nor/or connected, require a singular verb. Subject-verb agreement: Being able to find the right subject and verb will help you correct subject-verb agreement errors. For a sentence to be grammatically correct, the verb must match the subject in the sentence. Exception: if, in one or, either, or a sentence, the subject is not composed, that is, one subject is singular and the other plural, then the verb corresponds to the subject or pronoun closest to it. Instructions: Underline the correct verb in these sentences. 1.
Son (run, run) every day in the park. 2. Dogs (barking, barking,) to strangers. 3. Tom and Maya (is, are) go to the movies. 4. The game (was, was) exciting. 5. You (worries, worries) too much. 6. They (studies, studies) every night. 7.
Black or white (is, are) your choice. 8. It (was, were) amazing. 9. These (is, are) pretty shoes. 10. The cat or dog (is, are) in the yard. In these sentences are composite names of break and entry and bed & breakfast.
Exception 3: If two singular nouns refer to the same person or thing, although they are by and connected, the verb is singular. Rule 1: When there are two subjects in a sentence that are by and connected, the verb is always plural. In the example, we express a wish, not a fact; This is why the were, which we usually consider a plural verblage, is used with the singular. Rule 2: A topic will stand in front of a sentence that begins with It is a key rule for understanding topics. The word of is the culprit of many subject errors. Fake: A bouquet of roses gives color and fragrance to the space. That`s right: a bouquet of roses gives. (Ostrich loan, do not lend roses) Here is the subject, the items, the plural, and therefore the verb must be plural. Instructions: Underline the correct verb in these sentences. 1. The girl or her sisters (watch, watch) TV every day.
2. Rohan (doesn`t, doesn`t) loves sports. 3. His classmates or the boy (studies, studies) before a test. 4. One of the cookies (is, is) missing. 5. A lady with 10 dogs (live, live) in this big house. 6. Mumps (is, are) very serious. 7.
The commission (decides, decides) when it adjourns. 8. Our team (is, is) the best. 9. Everyone (enjoys, enjoys) a good song. 10. Let (is, are) appropriate. . . . .